New on DVD and Blu-ray
The T.A.M.I. Show/The Big T.N.T. Show
(Shout! Factory, $30)
“Packed with great acts,” this Blu-ray set pairs two “sensational” mid-1960s revues that made pop-music history, said The New York Times. T.A.M.I. brought together Marvin Gaye, the young Rolling Stones, and peak James Brown. Its 1965 sequel followed up with Bo Diddley and many more.
Three break-in artists hit the home of a blind Gulf War vet, and the result is “a master class in tension,” said TheGuardian.com. This recent feature did horror the right way, and “anyone who spoils the ending for you should be locked in a house with an angry man trained in special forces combat.”
Kubo and the Two Strings
It bombed at the box office, but this beautiful stop-action epic about a one-eyed boy in feudal Japan is the year’s best animated film, said IndieWire.com. Made by the studio behind Coraline, it “digs into the darkest corners of the human heart with a degree of courage that’s seldom found in family fare.”